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Garbiñe Muguruza hastens into role as Serena Williams’ heir apparent

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros - Garbine Muguruza of Spain poses with her trophy Place de la Concorde

Many players dream of winning grand slam titles but, in an era dominated by Serena Williams, few women have had a look in. Garbiñe Muguruza’s stunning 7-5, 6-4 victory against the American in the French Open final on Saturday not only gave the women’s game a new champion but someone who at 22 may just be the heir apparent to Williams’s throne.

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Why Mexico, not USA, will enjoy home advantage at Copa América

At the final whistle of Mexico’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Canada in Mexico City in March, home fans celebrated not by singing Cielito Lindo – the 19th century song often heard at Mexico’s soccer matches that has come to represent national pride – but instead by showering the national team with a chorus of boos and whistles.